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- ...so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female.p. 12.8
profane = obscene (shockingly offensive by accepted standards)
- Local opinion held Mr. Underwood to be an intense, profane little man, whose father in a fey fit of humor christened Braxton Bragg, a name Mr. Underwood had done his best to live down.p. 209.2
profane = showing no respect for accepted standards of behavior
There are no more uses of "profane" in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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